Alperen Sengun Exits Rockets v Kings Game in Wheelchair


Houston have lost their best scorer Alperen Sengun after he suffered an apparent leg injury against Sacramento and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair.

The big man hurt his right knee when he landed awkwardly while contesting a shot by Domantas Sabonis, with less than a minute left to play in the game.

He appeared to be in a lot of pain after spending a few minutes at the baseline with his hands over his face.

The Rockets won the game 112-104, but at a massive cost.

After the game, Houston coach said of Sengun’s injury, “I hate to speculate. We will see what the X-rays say.”

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that, “Sengun will undergo an MRI on both his left knee and ankle on Monday, sources tell ESPN.”

Sengun finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals while shooting 7-of-14 from the field.

The 21-year-old has been enjoying some breakout games in recent weeks, after scoring a career-high 45 points in a matchup against Victor Wembanyama last Wednesday as the Rockets beat the Spurs, 114-101.

In 62 games this season, Sengun averaged 21.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, five assists, 1.2 steals and 0.7 blocks while shooting 53.7 percent from the floor and 29.7 percent from three.

Sengun was in the running to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award, despite Houston’s 29-35 record on the season.

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